Francisco Lindor will be a much richer man.
The Mets shortstop consented to some 10-year, $341 million dollar contract extension on Wednesday night, one that set him among Major League Baseball’s highest-paid gamers when the 2022 season starts.
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Lindor, 27, is not simply the highest-paid participant in Queens — his yearly average salary of $34.1 million eclipses teammate Jacob deGrom’s $27.5 million per annum (the two-time Cy Young winner will probably make $33.5 million in 2021 and 2022) — he has the fattest contract at all New York. The new pact is larger than Yankees pitcher Gerrit’s Cole’s 2020 price worth $324 million on nine decades, though Cole is being paid $36 million per year.
The contract is that the third-highest at MLB history concerning total cash, tracking on Mike Trout’s $426.5 million deal with the Angels and the $365 million that the Dodgers are shelling out for Mookie Betts.
Lindor, at the final season of a contract which pays him $22.3 million in 2021, is currently the eighth player in the majors with a cost of $300 million or more: Trout,” Betts, Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis ($340M), Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper ($330M), Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton, ($325M), Cole ($324M) along with Padres third baseman/shortstop Manny Machado ($300M).
Studying other sports, just Patrick Mahomes of the NFL’s Chiefs can assert a larger contract than any of the eight — his 10-year, $450 million deal broke every record in the book.